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Interesting new addition to the Labs site.  I think it is intended for Factory workflows, but theoretically could be adapted for BIM productivity analysis.  You basically define Sources, Processors and Buffers to visually analyse the flow of “stuff” through the Process.

In BIM terms, I’m thinking you could visualise “Sources” of content creators into a BIM buffer, which then has outputs in terms of project milestones or deliverables.  Just an idea…

Download and try it out over at Autodesk Labs

Civil 3D is really good at some things.  I use it to perform graphic slope analysis on the site surface, which I then export and import into Revit as an image.  There are various ways to clean up and bring the Civil 3D surface data into Revit.   A simple workflow is described at:
Bringing a Civil 3D Surface into Revit as a Toposurface

There is a nice set of videos at:
Transferring Site Data Between Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D

I previously posted about the recent Labs tool that may also assist:
Better coordination between Revit and Civil 3D? Yes please!

As the plugin’s name suggests, this plugin can be used to generate multiple adjacent levels with one command. It is compatible with Revit Architecture 2012.
// Download Level Generator for Revit Architecture via Autodesk Labs

Read more and via:
February’s free ADN Plugin of the Month: Level Generator for Revit Architecture Now Available – It is Alive in the Lab

Just in case you missed this – Autodesk has picked up the previous work of Mr Keough on Dynamo and provided a Labs plugin for Vasari!

Dynamo for Vasari
Build parametric functionality on top of Vasari with a graphical user interface. Autodesk has extended the open source effort of Ian Keough by adding some additional nodes and packaging it in an installer for Vasari to make it easier to get up and running. The download also includes some sample workflows.
// Download
// Wiki help

Two New Free Addins available for Project Vasari – It is Alive in the Lab

More from Wiki help below:
Autodesk has extended the open source effort by adding some additional nodes and packaged it in an installer for Vasari to make it easier to get up and running. We have also provided some sample workflows which you can find below…


  1. Download the zip file from the Labs site.
  2. Run Vasari_2-1_WIP_Dynamo_Add-In.exe
  3. Keep the option to also install Vasari_2-1_WIP_Solar_Radiation_Add-In.exe
  4. Launch Project Vasari

Getting Started

  1. Launch Dynamo.
    Click Add-Ins tab>Visual Programming panel>Dynamo.
  2. Follow the sample workflows below for instructions on use.

New free tool available on Labs for Revit!  It basically allows you to bundle up a project for easy transmission to another party.

Here is the description from the Labs page:
eTransmit for Revit is a technology preview of an add-in application for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, and Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012 software.

For best results, installing Revit 2012 Web Update 1 is recommended. // more

With eTransmit for Revit, you can:

Copy and detach a Revit model and associated files to a single folder for internet transmission. This removes the typical error messages when you copy central files using the operating system.

Locate dependent files automatically and include them in the transmittal folder, reducing the possibility of error. All dependent files are automatically converted to use relative paths to ensure that the dependent files can be located by the model.

Choose to include related dependent files such as linked Revit models, CAD files, DWF markups, decal images, and external keynote files. You can transmit any Revit (.rvt) model that has been upgraded to Revit Release 2012.

Transmit models that are using file-based worksharing or server-based worksharing. eTransmit for Revit will also work with non-workshared Revit models.

Some of the new features in Revit 2012 start to fit into place now (such as the ability to Import Linked CAD files).

Here is the link again:
Autodesk Labs Utilities eTransmit for Revit

And here is some more info from the Labs page.

menu View the eTransmit dialog box.
Download the known issues document (PDF).